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Peter Hart

also known as Peter J. Hart

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Slip and Fall Accident, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accident

About Me

Peter Hart has been working in the trenches for many, many years fighting insurance companies to ensure that his injured clients are fully and fairly compensated for their harms and losses due to others' negligent actions. He currently practices in West Chester, Pennsylvania at the law firm of Karp & Hart, P.C., handling accident and medical malpractice cases.


 


Mr. Hart is a former Chester County Assistant District Attorney and Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General in the Civil Torts Litigation Division, is a past President of the Chester County Bar Association and presently chairs its Civil Litigation Section as well as serves as the Chairman of the Civil Rules Committee.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Personal Injury: 55%
    36 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Car Accidents: 23%
    36 years, 660 cases
  3. Slip and Fall Accident: 15%
    33 years, 210 cases
  4. Medical Malpractice: 5%
    31 years, 240 cases
  5. Motorcycle Accident: 2%
    36 years, 45 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Stephen P. Lagoy

    One of the best in the area.

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    Stephen Lagoy Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lance J. Nelson

    Peter is a great attorney and I highly recommend him.

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    Lance Nelson Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Karp & Hart Law Offices

19 Turner Lane
Suite A
West Chester, PA, 19380

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive197304/24/2015
DCUnknown197309/14/2012

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent (highest rating)Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell2013
Top Attorney, Personal Injury LawMainlineToday Magazine2012
Awesome AttorneySuburban Life Magazine2011
Top Attoney medical Negligence & personal injuryMain Line Today Magazine2011
Top Attorney personal injury & medical negligenceMain Line Today Magazine2010
Awesome Attorney personal injurySuburban Life Magazine2010
Top Lawyer, personal injury and medical malpracticeMain Line Today Magazine2009
Top Lawyer, personal injury and medical malpraticeMain Line Today Magazine2007
Board of Directors AwardChester County Bar Association2005
Board of Directors AwardChester County Bar Assoctiation1991
La Nasa Greco Foundation Scholarship -Loyola Law School1900
Loyola Law ReviewLoyola Law School1900

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKarp and Hart, PC1989 - Present
Managing Attorney, Harrisburg PaPost & Schell1987 - 1989
associate attorneyLawrence Grant and Assoc.1985 - 1987
Deputy General CounselPa Office Of Attorney General1981 - 1985

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Big Brothers Big Sisters of S.E. PABig Brother2009 - Present
Access to Justice program for indigentsVolunteer Attorney2009 - Present
Chester County Court of Common PleasChairman, Civil Litigation Rules Committee2008 - Present
American Cancer Associationfund raising volunteer2007 - Present
American Heart AssociationVolunteer2007 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationChairman, Civil Litigation Committee2002 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationPresident1999 - 1999
Brandywine Valley Ski AssociationPresident1998 - 1998
Big Brothers/BigSisters S.E PennsylvaniaBoard of Directors and member1993 - 2003
Chester County Bar AssociationChairman Peoples Law School Program1992 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1992 - 2009
American Association for JusticeMember1991 - Present
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeMember1986 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Confidential v. Caterpillar Industries$970,000 Jury verdict
Owen v. Confidential DefendantSettled at trial for $2.9 Million Dollars
Estate of Judith Plank-Lackey, Deceased v. wicks Lumberverdict against 2 defendants and 3d settled

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
BlogInteresting Cases2012
Loyola Law ReviewSpeech and Debate Clause-In Search of a Standard1900

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple UniversityLaw and BusinessB.S.1900
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1900

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing EducationAuto Insurance Law2013
Spring Bench Bar ConferenceYour First Trial2012
Chester County Bar Association ConferenceTrial of a Personal injuryCase2012
OLLI continuing educationTrial-Beginning to End2011
Fall Bench ConferenceNew Joint and Several Liability Law2011
Peoples Law SchoolPennsylvaniaPersonal Injury law2010
Peoples Law Schooltrial tactics2009
Chester County District Justices' ConferenceTrial Evidence2006
Civil Litigationtrial tactics2005

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